Discovery Map Business Opportunity

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Discovery Map

Min. Liquid Capital: $50,000

Total Investment: $35,000 - $45,000

Initial Franchise Fee: $25,000

Financing Available: Third Party

Training Provided: Yes

No of Existing Units: 133

Company-Owned Units: 2

Average Sales Last Year: $53,843



About Us

Discovery Map International is the nation’s leading provider of curated guides to top tourist destinations, cities and towns throughout North America. Our distinctively colorful, hand-drawn maps and mobile guide are favorites of travelers for navigating local dining, attractions, businesses, cultural experiences – and even the best locations to take selfies. Our maps can be found in airports, hotels, restaurants, shops, visitors centers and other participating venues.

Why a Discovery Map franchise?

Discovery Map has been showcasing communities and their local businesses for over 40 years. We understand the challenges and potential pitfalls publishers face. We’ve made some mistakes along the way so you won’t have to.

At Discovery Map International, we’ll teach you our business system and work with you to sharpen your sales skills. Our relationship with you is simple. You build local business relationships, sell the ads and distribute your products, while Discovery Map International provides you with the resources and support to facilitate your success.

We continue to add new franchises each year and were named by Forbes as the Number 4 "Best Franchises to Buy" for investments under $150,000. Separately, Franchise Business Review, a market research firm that specializes in franchisee satisfaction and performance, named Discovery Map one of the top 50 franchisors in 2018.

Who is our ideal franchisee?

Are you…

  • A “go-getter” who knows how to forge long-term professional relationships in the community?
  • A self-starter who knows how to take initiative?
  • Someone with strong time management skills?
  • A disciplined professional who demonstrates a pattern of meeting deadlines?
  • Someone who pays attention to details?
  • A team-oriented person who can work effectively within a structured business system?
  • Someone with a warm, friendly, and engaging personality who really enjoys helping others succeed?

If so, then we encourage you to continue your journey towards franchise ownership with Discovery Map. Your journey starts here.

Here is what a few of our franchisees say.

“Owning our Discovery Map franchises has been a blessing both professionally and personally. It has allowed us the opportunity to meet and become friends with fellow small business owners in the community and also provide us the ability to earn an income while maintaining a flexible schedule and lifestyle.”

“When we first relocated to the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina, the first thing we picked up as a resource to use was a Discovery Map. Who knew just several years later we would own not only our local Asheville map, but several other franchise cities as well!”

“I have been a Discovery Map franchisee for the past 10 years. It has been a wonderful lifestyle business for me. I have raised two children while being able to do the things I love, like hiking, biking, skiing, boating and traveling while having a successful business.”

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